List of Videos Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction What Works Best What Works Best When The Path to Assessment-Capable Visible Learners in Mathematics How This Book Works Chapter 1. Teaching With Clarity in Mathematics Components of Effective Mathematics Learning Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning Moving Learners Through the Phases of Learning Differentiating Tasks for Complexity and Difficulty Approaches to Mathematics Instruction Checks for Understanding Profiles of Three Teachers Reflection Chapter 2. Teaching for the Application of Concepts and Thinking Skills Mr. Southall and Number Combinations Ms. McLellan and Unknown Measurement Values Ms. Busching and the Ever-Expanding Number System Reflection Chapter 3. Teaching for Conceptual Understanding Mr. Southall and Patterns Ms. McLellan and the Meaning of the Equal Sign Ms. Busching and the Meaning of Addition Reflection Chapter 4. Teaching for Procedural Knowledge and Fluency Mr. Southall and Multiple Representations Ms. McLellan and Equality Conjectures Ms. Busching and Modeling Subtraction Reflection Chapter 5. Knowing Your Impact: Evaluating for Mastery What Is Mastery Learning? Ensuring Tasks Evaluate Mastery Ensuring Tests Evaluate Mastery Feedback for Mastery Conclusion Final Reflection Appendices A. Effect Sizes B. Teaching for Clarity Planning Guide C. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria Template D. A Selection of International Mathematical Practice or Process Standards References Index
Learn more about John Almarode's PD offerings Dr. John Almarode has worked with schools, classrooms, and teachers all over the world. John began his career teaching mathematics and science in Augusta County to a wide range of students. Since then, he has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the application of the science of learning to the classroom, school, and home environments. He has worked with hundreds of school districts and thousands of teachers. In addition to his time in PreK - 12 schools and classrooms, he is an Associate Professor and Executive Director of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at James Madison University. At JMU, he works with pre service teachers and actively pursues his research interests including the science of learning, the design and measurement of classroom environments that promote student engagement and learning. John and his colleagues have presented their work to the United States Congress, the United States Department of Education as well as the Office of Science and Technology Policy at The White House. John has authored multiple articles, reports, book chapters, and over a dozen books on effective teaching and learning in today's schools and classrooms. However, what really sustains John and is his greatest accomplishment is his family. John lives in Waynsboro, Virginia with his wife Danielle, a fellow educator, their two children, Tessa and Jackson, and Labrador retrievers, Angel, Forest, and Bella. John can be reached at www.johnalmarode.com. Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College having been an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit, an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design as well as books, such as PLC+: Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design, Building Equity, and Assessment-capable Learners. He can be reached at email@example.com. Kateri Thunder, Ph.D. served as an inclusive, early childhood educator, an Upward Bound educator, a mathematics specialist, an assistant professor of mathematics education at James Madison University, and Site Director for the Central Virginia Writing Project (a National Writing Project site at the University of Virginia). Kateri is a member of the Writing Across the Curriculum Research Team with Dr. Jane Hansen, co-author of The Promise of Qualitative Metasynthesis for Mathematics Education, and co-creator of The Math Diet. Currently, Kateri has followed her passion back to the classroom. She teaches in an at-risk PreK program, serves as the PreK-4 Math Lead for Charlottesville City Schools, and works as an educational consultant. Kateri is happiest exploring the world with her best friend and husband, Adam, and her family. Kateri can be reached at www.mathplusliteracy.com. John Hattie, Ph.D., is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly 30 years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement. His research, better known as Visible Learning, is a culmination of nearly 30 years synthesizing more than 1,500 meta-analyses comprising more than 90,000 studies involving over 300 million students around the world. He has presented and keynoted in over 350 international conferences and has received numerous recognitions for his contributions to education. His notable publications include Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers, Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12, and, most recently, 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning. Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She has been a special education teacher, reading specialist, and administrator in public schools. Nancy has engaged in Professional Learning Communities as a member and in designing schoolwide systems to improve teaching and learning for all students. She has published numerous books, including The Teacher Clarity Playbook and Rigorous Reading.